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Winedale Hosts Annual Quilt Exhibit, "Inspired by Nature," Feb. 13 - 26

January 25, 2011

Round Top, Texas – Winedale Historical Complex announces its annual quilt exhibition, "Inspired by Nature: Flower Quilts from the Winedale Quilt Collection." The 2011 exhibition showcases sixteen flower quilts from the Winedale Quilt Collection.

Pansy quilt.
Pansy, unknown maker, circa 1950-1975, Illinois. Winedale Quilt Collection, University of Texas, Briscoe Center; TMM2491-6.

The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday, Feb. 16 to 19 and Feb. 23 to 26; or by appointment. A special opening reception will be held Sunday, Feb. 13, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

The flower quilts in the exhibition span 150 years of quilt making, providing an opportunity to view and examine a range of floral styles that reflect the changing aesthetic preferences from the early 1800s to 1950. Most of the quilts shown here have never been publicly displayed. Included are the simple floral medallion in a rare crewel embroidered quilt dated 1804; stylized and symmetrical flowers in red and green appliqués from the mid-nineteenth century; naturalistic sprigs of blooms, buds, and stems in crazy quilts; and blossoms appliquéd in the pastel color palette popular during the 1930s and 1940s.

Winedale Historical Complex, a division of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin, is located four miles northeast of Round Top, Texas, at 3738 FM 2714 (off FM 1457).

For more information, or to make arrangements for group or special tours, please contact Winedale Historical Complex, 979-278-3530.

"Inspired by Nature: Flower Quilts from the Winedale Quilt Collection"
The 2011 Winedale Quilt Exhibition

OPENING RECEPTION:
February 13, 2011
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

DATES:
Wednesday–Saturday
February 16-19, 2011
February 23-26, 2011
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Related sites:
http://www.cah.utexas.edu/collections/quilt_history.php
http://www.cah.utexas.edu/museums/winedale_map.php

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